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Marine Makerfaire: one-day marine technology exploration

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1084 Shennecossett Road

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Groton, CT 06340

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This full-day program explores marine technology - how to make it and how to use it. Looking for students in 7th to 10th grades interested in marines sciences, computer programming, robotics or biology to participate in this hands-on workshop.

Students will gather for an overview of marine technology and how it combines computer programming, robotics and the marine sciences. Students will then each have a session on the water on one of Project Oceanology's research vessels learning about the technology used on board AND a session learning Arduino programming and how sensors are used in marine research. The day will close with group discussion on how these technologies can be used to solve current challenges. Groups are facilitated by experts in each field.

About the Marine Makerfaire

The Marine Makerfaire’s goal is to engage students interested in marine biology and/or computer programming, bringing them together to create solutions to environmental and aquaculture challenges. The first part of the program will be a one-day seminar that will introduce participants to the issues that will be a focus, marine technology, basic Arduino (and/or Pi) programming, and marine biology concepts, and emerging conditions such as sea level rise and climate change.

Marine Technology is integrated into the fabric of Marine Science. Every aspect of studying the ocean involves technology in one way or another and those tools are indispensable to understanding the ocean and the organisms that live there. Students interested in marine research need an understanding of the technology they will use in the field, while students interested in technology will be exposed to the application of that technology. This program serves students with an interest in either marine science or technology. Locally, there are a large number of marine technology companies, military users and academia, making southeastern Connecticut the ideal location to host a hands-on and experiential marine technology intensive and introduce students to opportunities in the field.

The program launches with this full-day marine technology seminar on a Saturday, September 29 to introduce students to the main concepts. These students will then be prospects for the main program, a weekend overnight Marine Makerfaire in the spring. Through this seminar, students will be exposed to various marine technologies in classroom, field and on-the-water settings. In alternating sessions, students will drive underwater vehicles, inspect various drifter and sensor designs, tour the UCONN underwater vehicle lab and use direct and remote sensing technology on a 65-foot research vessel. They will also be introduced to basic Arduino programming, led by professional programmers. Students will meet with other interested students and start to plan their spring projects for the makeathon.

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Cost: $35. Scholarships are available for those with need. To request scholarship information, please email ignite@thamesriverinnovation.org.

Lunch and Arduino kits are included.

Students are encouraged to bring a laptop (Mac or PC), if they have one.

This program is a collaboration of Ignite (a program of Thames River Innovation Place), Project Oceanology, Spark Makerspace and BioCT Innovation Commons.

Support from CTNext, Community Foundation of Eastern CT and Pfizer Community Foundation are making this program possible.

Questions? Email Emma Palzere-Rae, Ignite Program Manager, at ignite@thamesriverinnovation.org.


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